Bienvenue à L'Etoile du Nord!

It has been said that a second language is one of the best gifts a parent can give a child. L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion (LNFI) is the only French immersion school in St. Paul. Our goal is to have all of our students speak and understand French by grade 5. From there, they can continue French studies through middle and high school. Learn more...

School News

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing a warm and welcoming holiday weekend to all our friends and families

Smile Network Fundraiser

Congratulations to the Student Leadership Team and all the LNFI community.  As a school, we raised $2833.78 for the locally based charity Smile Network International.

This donation positively impacted the lives of 6 children in Puebla, Mexico.  Félicitations!

Merci LNFI!

iPad Rollout

All students at LNFI will be receiving iPads to use at school.  These devices will be assigned to individual students, but will stay in the classroom.

November 18 - UC Handout
November 19 - LC Handout

More questions and wonderings?

Click here for FAQ

Click here to view the Student & Family iPad Handbook

Complete the iPad Load Agreeement here


PTO News

The LIRE-A-THON has officially started!  Make sure you're keeping track of minutes read at school, at home, and even on the bus! The top three classes will receive prizes!  If you haven't received your Lire-a-thon calendar, go to: and click here  then on Lire-a-thon Calendar.

If you missed the TEACHER TIME sign-ups at the Carnaval, you can now visit here to sign up!  These make great gifts for your kids and other kids, so don't wait to purchase spot(s)!  The spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis

Travel to France in 2016

Are you interested in having your child participate in the 2016 Travel and Family-Stay Progam to France? Download the booklet for prices, dates & intinerary.

Interested in hosting a student from France? Download the flyer.


French Speaking Volunteers

We are currently seeking French-speaking individuals

- to volunteer in classrooms, working with small groups of students
- to student-teach in classrooms, collaborating with the classroom teacher to plan and deliver instruction.
- to join our team as a teacher assistant or teacher candidate for next school year!

To learn more, click here

School Profile

Our Principal

Principal Fatima Lemtouni is a fluent native French speaker who also speaks three other languages – Berber, Arabic and English. She brings a wealth of experience to her new position, including a background in teaching different languages to both native and second-language English speakers.

Access Principal's Welcome Page

Contact Us

Office Hours: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Lower Campus (grades K-1):
1305 Prosperity Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55106
(651) 221-1480
School Hours: 9:30 - 4 p.m.
Breakfast-to-Go: 9:15-9:30
Phone: 651-744-1050
Attendance: 651-744-1053

Upper Campus (grades 2-5):
1760 Ames Place
St. Paul, MN  55106
(651) 221-1480
School Hours: 9:40 - 4:10 p.m.
Breakfast-to-Go: 9:25-9:40
Phone: 651-744-6970
Attendance: 651-744-6973

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